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Aparallactus nigriceps (PETERS, 1854)

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Higher TaxaAtractaspididae (Aparallactinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Mozambique Centipede Eater 
SynonymUriechis nigriceps PETERS 1854
Eucritus atrocephalus JAN 1857 (nom. nud.)
Uriechis atriceps JAN 1862 (nom. emend.)
Aparallactus nigriceps — BOULENGER 1895: 173
Aparallactus nigriceps — LOVERIDGE 1944: 212
Aparallactus capensis nigriceps — DE WITTE & LAURENT 1947: 127
Aparallactus nigriceps — BROADLEY 1990
Aparallactus capensis nigriceps — WELCH 1994: 17
Aparallactus nigriceps — BAUER et al. 1995: 69
Aparallactus nigriceps — WALLACH et al. 2014: 48 
DistributionSE Mozambique (around Inhambane)

Type locality: “Tette” [Mozambique]  
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 4809, 9972 
  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1895. Descriptions of two new snakes from Usambara, German East Africa. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 16: 171-173 - get paper here
  • Broadley D G 1990. The herpetofaunas of the islands off the coast of south Mocambique. Arnoldia Zimbabwe 9 (35): 469-493
  • Peters,W.C.H. 1854. Diagnosen neuer Batrachier, welche zusammen mit der früher (24. Juli und 17. August) gegebenen Übersicht der Schlangen und Eidechsen mitgetheilt werden. Ber. Bekanntmach. Geeignet. Verhandl. Königl.-Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1854: 614-628
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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